This Day in History: Sep 27, 1937: Balinese Tiger declared extinct. - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com
Bubal Hartebeest (extinct: 1923) The bubal hartebeest once lived freely throughout Egypt, Libya, Northern Africa and Tunisia and was once used for sacrificial purposes. Also considered an excellent food source, they were driven to extinction by hunters. Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-13-recently-extinct-animals?image=3#YfIC1vCFaO9hfBDC.99
The bluebuck or blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), sometimes called blaubok, is an extinct species of antelope, the first large African mammal to disappear in historic times. European settlers hunted it avidly, despite its flesh being distasteful, while converting its habitat to agriculture. The bluebuck became extinct around 1800. The blue colour may have derived from a mixture of black and yellow hairs.
Pinta Island Tortoise. I didn't know George died.. The last of his kind. Extinct
Pyrenean Ibex (extinct: 2000) In 1980, about 30 Pyrenean ibex were reported to exist. With the death of their last family member in 2000, they were declared extinct. But, this was not the end. Scientists worked hard and brought them back into existence through cloning. Sadly, the cloned ibex also died due to lung failure. Native to the Pyrenees in France and Spain, no sightings of the ibex have been reported in recent years.
The aurochs , the ancestor of domestic cattle, is an extinct type of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa; they survived in Europe until the last recorded aurochs, a female, died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland in 1627.
The Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared officially extinct Thursday by a leading conservation group. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said that two other subspecies of rhinoceros were close to meeting the same fate. (11/10/2011)
Baiji or Yangtze River Dolphin Extinct in 2006. **It's a crying shame that this animal is now extinct. We need to better than that People!
A female thylacine and her pups at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart. The private zoo closed in 1937. Like the wombat, the thylacine had a backwards-facing pouch and their young developed inside its protection. Females usually had litters of three to four pups.